One of the bricks + cartwheels ladies alerted us to this fantastic program after passing their stall at Live Green on Sunday.
Founded in 2004, OzHarvest is a non-denominational charity that rescues excess food which would otherwise be discarded. This excess food is distributed to charities supporting the disadvantaged and at risk in Sydney and Canberra.
OzHarvest currently receives food from 175 regular and a further 290 ad hoc food donors. Food is donated by all the major law firms within the city and Parliament House on a regular basis. Large corporate offices, tourist operators, function centres and caterers all contribute to the 75 000 meals OzHarvest delivers every month. Not only do they deliver food to those in need this process saves excess perishables from being dumped as landfill. Win win all round!
If at anytime you are aware of anyone throwing away excess food- just give OzHarvest a call on 9516 3877.
For more info about this food rescue initiative visit here.